For those of you (in the U.S.) who’ve been holding off on making the upgrade to Vista there’s never been a better time than right now. Vista SP1 is scheduled for release in the early part of 2008, and now there is an exceptional deal on the Vista Home Premium Upgrade over at Best Buy.
Right now when you purchase the Vista Home Premium Upgrade for $130 you’ll get a free $50 Best Buy gift card that can be used on a future purchase. Additionally Reward Zone members can knock 12% (about $15) off the price by following the instructions posted here. If you purchase it online make sure to choose in-store pickup if you want to use the 12% off coupon, and Reward Zone membership is completely free for those of you who haven’t signed up.
To be eligible for the upgrade version you must be running Windows 2000 or XP. Alternatively the non-upgrade version of Vista Home Premium is available for $240. After the 12% discount and gift card the total would be about $160.
Sure an instant rebate would be a little nicer than a gift card, but who can’t find something to purchase at Best Buy for the $50?